OBITUARY

Ted T. Stewart

May 28, 1934February 22, 2012

Services for Ted Travis Stewart will be held at Sunset Church of Christ at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2012 followed by burial at Resthaven Memorial Park with Howard Norton and Kevin Stewart officiating. Visitat i o n w i l l b e a t R e s t h a v e n Funeral Home from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Februa r y 2 4 t h . T e d d i e d i n h i s home on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7 p.m. after a lengthy illness.

Teddy Travis Stewart was born to Orville Travis Stewart and Rachel Loving Stewart on May 28, 1934 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ted graduated from Amarillo High School in 1953 and received a full Naval Scholarship in Engineering at the University of Colorado. He decided to become a preacher and transferred to Abilene Christian University (ACU). Ted graduated with a B.A. and M.A. in Bible in 1959. He was active in student government. He was speaker of the House and Vice President of the Senior Class. It was in student government that he met his wife Dot McAfee who was Sophomore Class Secretary. Ted was also on the debate team and Varsity basketball team. Ted married Dot McAfee on May 28, 1957. At ACU they joined a mission team of fellow students and served as missionaires in Sao Paulo, Brazil for 13 years. The missionary group of 16 families established 19 congregations in Sao Paulo and many more congregations in other cities. Ted was director of Sao Paulo Institute of Biblical Studies. From 1974 to 1976 Ted served as the pulpit minister of the Southern Hills Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas and taught Bible courses at Abilene Christian University. In 1976 they moved to Lubbock, Texas, where Ted taught in the Sunset International Bible Institute (SIBI). During Ted's twenty-eight year tenure at Sunset, he served as an instructor, director of Missions, and Academic Dean. He trained mission teams for many Latin Americ a n c i t i e s . A t S u n s e t , T e d t a u g h t c o u r s e s i n G r e e k , Daniel/Ezekiel, and Apologetics.

In 2002 Ted published Solving the Exodus Mystery: Discovery of the True Pharoahs of Joseph, Moses, and the Exodus, culminating twenty-four years of meticulous research and extensive writing. In 1991 Ted and Dot traveled to Egypt to search for evidences for the book.Ted and Dot founded and owned Sunset Book Store (Biblemart) for thirty years. His goal was to give great discounts to students and churches on Bibles and religious materials.

Ted Stewart is survived by his wife, Dot McAfee Stewart, of Lubbock, Texas; two sons and two daughters, Kevin Stewart and wife Monica Louise Stewart of Muskogee, Okla., Brent Stewart and wife Patti Harris Stewart of Lubbock, Texas, Cherie Stewart Sherwood and husband Ron Sherwood of Gordon, Texas, and Trina Stewart Muehring and husband Jeff Muehring of Norman, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bob Stewart and wife Patsy Stewart of Dallas, Texas, Don Stewart and wife Linda Stewart of Baton Rouge, La., and Doug Stewart of Minneapolis, Minn.; brother-in-law, Thomas Mcafee and wife Kay McAfee; six nephews; and two nieces.

The family suggests memorials to Sunset International Bible Institute. To share your words of encouragement with T e d ' s f a m i l y p l e a s e v i s i t www.caringbridge.com/visit/T edStewart.

Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome. com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 24, 2012

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 25, 2012

OTHER SERVICES:

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June 9, 2012

Sorry to hear of this man's death! He lived a full life and accomplished much. If Jehovah can help a person who has died, I pray that he get special help. If he is already in heaven, then I hope he will receive my thanks for his work in Biblical chronology. Otherwise, I hope to see him someday in the Kingdom of God on the Earth.
-Murrell Selden (Oak Park, IL)

Jan Randolph

March 12, 2012

Dear Dot and family,

I was saddened to hear of Ted's death. I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you at this time. Ted was a sweet person. We have a wooden serving dish that the two of you sent Bob and me when we married May 28, 1964. It looks like you had May 28th as an important date in your lives together. I lived in Rockport, MA. Love to you, Bob and Jan (Cothran - John and Lula's youngest daughter) Randolph.

Alan Tullis

March 1, 2012

Loved Ted, He was a great teacher and mentor during my days at Sunset (88). His friendly spirit and scholarly classes will always be remember. I still teach using some of his materials.

Lupe Lara

February 28, 2012

It was an honor to have met Ted, a great soilder of Christ, Tks for evrthing you tought me!! Lupe Lara

George Foster

February 28, 2012

Dot--We are sorry to learn of Ted's passing because of the loss to his family. But we rejoice with the angels over his welcome into glory. You and your family have been great servants to our Lord. George Foster Takemoto

Linda Kite

February 27, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know this will leave a deep hole in your life. I'm praying for you and your family.

Yvonne Smith

February 26, 2012

Dear Dot, thank you the wonderful example you have been over the years. You have taught us what it means to be a faithful servant and wife. May God bless and keep you in His care! Yvonne Smith

Shaunna, Harley, and Hope

February 26, 2012

We only had a short time in your lives, but they were memorable and blessed. You both were such a wonderful inspiration, your love and guidance were unmatched. Ted was an incredible man, and he showed great love and compassion even in times of pain and confusion. Mrs. Dot, you are in our prayers always, and in our hearts forever. May God bless you and keep you wrapped in his love, and may your family be your strength. Love and prayers.

Lynn Akin

February 25, 2012

Please know how thankful I have been for the experience I had studying with Ted many years ago in the Sunset School of Missions. Incredible teacher and scholar. My prayers

February 25, 2012

Dot, we remember with great affection the time Ted spent in Snyder when we were a part of the 37th St. Church for 46 years before moving to Mesquite 9 years ago to be near our 2 children - - and you were always an important part
of his ministry. May God be very near as you adjust to his passing.
Bob and Marida Watlington

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